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Utah Legislature expands ability of clergy members to report child abuse

By Hannah Schoenbaum — March 1, 2024
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Religious leaders who report abuse still will not be required to testify.
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Slain pregnant Amish woman had cuts to her head and neck, Pennsylvania police say

By Mark Scolforo and Peter Smith — March 1, 2024
SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Scores of Amish turned out for calling hours Thursday evening at a home in the community.

Israel-Hamas war brings back pain to Argentine Jewish community decades after major bombing attack

By MarÍa Teresa HernÁndez — March 1, 2024
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — For many who lost friends and family to the attack, time has not healed their pain.

Spanish bishop rebukes priests who joked about wishing pope goes to heaven soon

By Associated Press — February 29, 2024
MADRID (AP) — Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo posted a statement on the archdiocese website Wednesday saying it rejected the comments and warned that it may take “corrective measures,” without elaborating.

Turkish drones kill 3 in an attack on a local Christian militia in northeastern Syria, officials say

By Kareem Chehayeb and Bassem Mroue — February 29, 2024
BEIRUT (AP) — The force that was targeted, the local Christian Syriac police known as Sutoro, works under the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

Florida Senate unanimously passes bill to define antisemitism

By Brendan Farrington — February 29, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It defines antisemitism as “a certain perception of Jewish individuals which may be expressed as hatred toward such individuals.

Austria’s top diplomat appeals for a pause in Mideast fighting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

By Bassem Mroue — February 29, 2024
BEIRUT (AP) — The Middle East has witnessed enough devastation and cruelty, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said after meeting his Lebanese counterpart in Beirut.

Man to plead guilty in ‘killing spree’ of eagles and other birds for feathers prized by tribes

By Matthew Brown — February 28, 2024
(AP) — Federal officials have not said how many eagles were killed or what other kinds of birds were involved in the scheme, which they say began in 2015 and continued until 2021.

How Hakeem Jeffries’ Black Baptist upbringing and deep-rooted faith shapes his House leadership

By Darren Sands — February 28, 2024
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Jeffries, 53, his leadership in the House traces back to his formative days growing up and serving at Cornerstone, a historically Black congregation which he still attends.

What the ancient Indian text Bhagavad Gita can teach about not putting too much of our identity and emotions into work

By Robert J. Stephens — February 27, 2024
(The Conversation) — A scholar of South Asian religions explains how one lesson from the text, ‘nishkama karma’ – or acting without desire – may be useful for navigating the contemporary workplace.

Tep Vong, the leader of Cambodia’s Buddhist community, dies at 93

By Associated Press — February 27, 2024
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Ministry of Cult and Religion said Tep Vong died Monday after an extended illness.

At trial’s start, prosecutor says Brooklyn preacher lied to get rich, a claim his lawyer disputes

By Larry Neumeister — February 27, 2024
NEW YORK (AP) — In Manhattan federal court, Greenwood called Miller-Whitehead a “con man who told lie after lie to victim after victim, committing crime after crime.”

Anti-immigrant pastors may be drawing attention – but faith leaders, including some evangelicals, are central to the movement to protect migrant rights

By Brad Christerson, Robert Chao Romero, and Alexia Salvatierra — February 26, 2024
(The Conversation) — Religious beliefs can provide motivation, hope and endurance in the long and often discouraging task of mobilizing people for social change.
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